Emu oil is derived from a large, flightless bird native to Australia. While emu oil (Dromaius novaehollandiae) had been known to the aboriginal people of the Australian Outback for centuries as a treatment for many ailments, the bird was largely unknown in the West until 2001 when Dr. Robert Nicolosi, Professor and Director of the Center for Health & Disease Research at the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, released results of ongoing research in relation to emu oil.
After harvesting the emu, the fat is refined to remove impurities. The result of this refinement process is emu oil. The oil is approximately 70% unsaturated fatty acids. Emu oil fatty acids are 50% Oleic fatty acid (Omega 9), 15 – 20% linoleic fatty acid (Omega-6), and 1 – 2% linolenic fatty acid (omega-3).
LB Processors, LLC. uses a custom designed all-natural process to refine the oil. Since emu oil is low on soaps (formed by free fatty acids), chemicals are not required. This ensures a natural, stable, odorless, and color-correct finished product, which can be utilized in many applications in the OTC, dietary supplement, and cosmetic industries.